Style, width and metal choice influence the cost of the ring along with finger size.
An overview of cost for men’s wedding rings
Men don’t always spend a huge amount of time or money on their wedding ring. Having said that, we have many appointments where grooms make considerable effort to ensure they have the most suitable wedding ring.
Whether they try on wedding rings in our showroom, buy online or try a sample ring by post, there are many ways to ensure the perfect ring.
As part of the buying process, grooms must consider metal type, width, style and optional customisation (e.g. Engraving). These details influence the cost of a wedding ring.
The importance of wedding ring cost
I might be generalising here, but from my own experience, men typically want a resilient band. Something that is not to be considered ‘cheap’ but able to withstand a few knocks and scrapes—in addition, they want a ring that will not cost a fortune.
Most popular choices and an average cost
Most of our male clients spend in the region of £400-£500 on their wedding ring. This cost is based upon a popular style such as the substantial medium court wedding ring in a 5mm width and in a fairly typical finger size for a man. We have based this upon the popular metal choice of Palladium for wedding rings favoured for its similar appearance to Platinum, hypo-allergenic quality, ease of refurbishment and strength. The same choice in 950 Platinum would work out closer to £900.00 by comparison. Ethical Fairtrade 18ct Gold comes in at around £650.00 as a further comparison. Although 18ct white gold remains a popular choice, Palladium has become popular because it does not need re-plating in the same way as 18ct white gold. 5mm remains a popular width on the finger because it looks substantial, not too thin without appearing too wide for most hand sizes.
Cost implications for two rings
Buying two rings can place further strain upon wedding finances. From our experience, many men sacrifice a more expensive wedding ring to enable a greater part of the budget to be put towards their partner’s wedding ring. This might be a specially shaped wedding ring design or something with a little extra sparkle—perhaps a diamond set wedding band. This is often a sacrifice that grooms make to ensure that their bride wears a dream wedding ring.
We appreciate that gaining an idea of popular styles, specifications and costs definitely helps the decision making process. Remember that we are always on hand to answer additional questions with further help.